Inmate Welfare Fund
The purpose of the Inmate Welfare Fund Committee is to implement the provisions of California Penal Code Section 4025 which allows the County to establish, maintain and operate a store (commissary and vending services) at the jail so that inmates may purchase confectionary items, postage, writing materials, toilet articles, and supplies. All commissions received from commissary sales shall be deposited into an inmate welfare fund. The statute also requires that any money, refund, rebate, or commission received from an inmate telephone service provider be deposited into the inmate welfare fund.
The IWF Committee shall meet twice a year or more often if determined necessary. All meetings shall be held in the Lower Level Conference Room at 70 West Hedding Street, San Jose or in another location when notice has been duly posted in a conspicuous place and as otherwise may be required by law.
IWF Committee meetings are open to the public to attend in compliance with regulations set forth in the Brown Act.
To access the calendar for scheduled meetings and agendas please click on the following link.